Childcare and early years

Schools, education and learning


The intention of this pathway is to give Waltham Forest families the best start in their children’s lives.
Find out about the new 30 hour free childcare entitlement.
An opportunity to meet other breastfeeding families and get support.
Get information on the different childcare options available to suit your needs.
Information on becoming a childcare provider in Waltham Forest.
Children and family centres offer a wide range of activities, services and support to families with children under five.
Home learning and development for children under 5.
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding given to early years providers.
All three and four-year olds are currently entitled to 15 hours a week of free childcare - Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE).
30 percent of of all two year olds in Waltham Forest can get up to 15 hours a week of free early education and childcare.
Find out more about how your child will learn and develop during their first five years.
There are a number of schemes and support available to help parents pay for the cost of childcare.
Support for those pregnant and their partners and families.
Information and guidance about choosing early education or childcare provision for your child.
Bring your child to a free Stay 2 Play session and join in the fun yourself.
Waltham Forest Parent Forum is a friendly, voluntary group of parents and carers of disabled children and young people aged 0 to 25.
722 provides support for young people up to the age of 19 in Waltham Forest.